Australia

Vertimec

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SYNGENTA - insecticide
50772

For the control of certain mites and insect pests on Apples, Capsicums, Citrus, Hops, Ornamentals, Pears, Tomatoes and Strawberries

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
After application VERTIMEC quickly moves into leaves where it remains for several weeks and where it is taken up by sucking mites. VERTIMEC is not systemic making good coverage essential. VERTIMEC that is not absorbed into plants is quickly degraded.

Crop Monitoring
Effective control depends upon regular monitoring of crops. Check crops regularly (every 3 to 5 days) during the season.

Application
Citrus
To be effective VERTIMEC requires thorough spray coverage. Ensure that equipment is properly calibrated to give an even distribution at the correct volume. The same quantity of VERTIMEC per hectare should be used when spraying either the dilute or concentrate method.
Dilute Spraying: Use a sprayer designed to apply high volumes of water up to the point of runoff and matched to the crop being sprayed. Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy. Apply sufficient water to cover the crop to the point of runoff. Avoid excessive runoff. The required water volume may be determined by applying different test volumes, using different settings on the sprayer, from industry guidelines or expert advice. Add the amount of VERTIMEC specified in the Directions for Use table for each 100 L of water. Spray to the point of runoff. The required dilute spray volume will change and the sprayer set up and operation may also need to be changed, as the crop grows.
Concentrate Spraying: Use a sprayer designed and set up for concentrate spraying (that is a sprayer which applies water volumes less than those required to reach the point of runoff) and matched to the crop being sprayed. Set up and operate the sprayer to achieve even coverage throughout the crop canopy using your chosen water volume. Determine an appropriate dilute spray volume (see Dilute Spraying above) for the crop canopy. This is needed to calculate the concentrate mixing rate. The mixing rate for concentrate spraying can then be calculated in the following way:
Example Only
1. Dilute spray volume as determined above: for example 3000 L/ha
2. Your chosen concentrate spray volume: for example 500 L/ha
3. The concentrate factor in this example is 6X (ie. 3000 L  500 L = 6)
4. If the dilute label rate is 15 mL/100 L, then the concentrate rate becomes 6 x 15 that is 90 mL/100 L of concentrate spray.
The chosen spray volume, amount of product per 100 L of water, and the sprayer set up and operation may need to be changed as the crop grows. For further information on concentrate spraying, users are advised to consult relevant industry guidelines, undertake appropriate competency training and follow industry Best Practices.

Compatibility
VERTIMEC is compatible with Summer Spray Oil*, BP Summer Spray Oil*, Codacide* and with most commonly used insecticides and fungicides. However, as formulations of other manufacturers’ products are beyond the control of Syngenta Crop Protection, all mixtures should be tested prior to mixing commercial quantities.

Insecticide Resistance Warning
For insecticide resistance management VERTIMEC is a Group 6 insecticide. Some naturally occurring insect biotypes resistant to VERTIMEC and other Group 6 insecticides may exist through normal genetic variability in any insect population. The resistant individuals can eventually dominate the insect population if VERTIMEC and other Group 6 insecticides are used repeatedly. The effectiveness of VERTIMEC on resistant individuals could be significantly reduced. Since occurrence of resistant individuals is difficult to detect prior to use, Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd accepts no liability for any losses that may result from failure of VERTIMEC to control resistant insects. VERTIMEC may be subject to specific resistance management strategies. For further information contact your supplier, Syngenta representative or local agricultural department agronomist.
Crop Specific Strategy:
VERTIMEC should not be applied more than the following number of times:
Apples, Citrus, Hops, Pears: 1 spray per season
Capsicums, Strawberries: 2 sprays per season
Tomatoes: 2 sprays per crop if mites are present, 5 sprays if mites are not present
In addition, VERTIMEC should not be applied in 2 consecutive seasons or crops without an unrelated chemical being used in between. Alternate VERTIMEC with approved miticides from other chemical groups. Consult your chemical supplier or technical consultant for advice on chemical groups.

Effective
Crops
Apple trees
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
750 - 750
Preharvest Interval
14
Crops
Pears
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
750 - 750
Preharvest Interval
14
Crops
Sweet peppers, capsicum
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
300 - 300
Preharvest Interval
3
Crops
Citrus
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
7
Crops
Hops
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
1 - 1
Preharvest Interval
28
Crops
Strawberries
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
0 - 0
Preharvest Interval
3
Crops
Tomatoes
BBCH
0 - 0
Registred norm
300 - 600
Preharvest Interval
3